December 2018

New Exhibits in Fenwick Library


What is a landscape? A scenic countryside? A long-standing tradition in art history? The distant backdrop of our lives and memories? In the exhibition “[Land]scape,” artists ask us to engage the notion of landscape on multiple levels. Featuring a range of painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and video works, the exhibition itself becomes a landscape revealing a strata of emerging art practices within Mason’s Visual Arts MFA program.

Presented by Fenwick Gallery in partnership with ARTIFACT, a graduate student organization for MFA candidates in Mason’s School of Art.

Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America

“Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America” is now open in the Special Collections Research Center’s Exhibition Gallery on the second floor of Fenwick Library.

This exhibition, through sometimes plain (and often painful) documents, attempts to illuminate aspects of three civil rights movements: African American, Women, and LGBTQ+. The items in the cases are from the holdings of the George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. The displayed pieces were created between the 19th through 21st century and originate primarily in the United States.

“Before and Beyond 1968” is curated by Lynn Eaton (director, Special Collections Research Center) and Bob Vay (digital collections and exhibition archivist, Special Collections Research Center). Consultation provided by Spencer Crew (Robinson professor of African American and Public History). The exhibition will be on display through January 2019.